Timothy Nulty

Associate Professor

Philosophy

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Liberal Arts 355

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A critical examination of normative theories of obligation and value. It includes philosophical examination of some moral problems including but not limited to: abortion, euthanasia, death penalty, gender and sexual orientation equality, pornography and censorship, violence, and economic injustice. Numerous ethical theories will be discussed, including but not limited to: Cultural Relativism, Ethical Subjectivism, Ethical Egoism, Divine Command Theory, Utilitarianism, Rights Theories, Kantianism, Social Contract Theory, and Feminist Ethics.

A critical examination of normative theories of obligation and value. It includes philosophical examination of some moral problems including but not limited to: abortion, euthanasia, death penalty, gender and sexual orientation equality, pornography and censorship, violence, and economic injustice. Numerous ethical theories will be discussed, including but not limited to: Cultural Relativism, Ethical Subjectivism, Ethical Egoism, Divine Command Theory, Utilitarianism, Rights Theories, Kantianism, Social Contract Theory, and Feminist Ethics.

Survey of major themes and figures In existential philosophy, Historical background will be provided, and the course will cover important existential concepts, such as those regarding the nature of the self, authenticity, responsibility and choice, anxiety, perspectlvlsm, the meaning of death and of god,

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Online and Continuing Education Courses

Examination of the debate between theists and atheists. The course covers topics such as: miracles, mystical experiences, the nature and existence of god, pragmatic and epistemic justification for religious beliefs, pluralism and exclusivism and the immortality of the soul.
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An introduction to philosophy as the persistent and methodical attempt to think clearly about universal problems of human life, such as ways of knowing and studies in value.
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